|||
Private Tour

Uncovering Jewish Culture and History in Budapest

Discover Budapest’s Jewish Quarter, home to a bustling city-scape of kosher cafes, Hebrew bookstores, bakeries, synagogues and ritual baths.
Total

Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Skip the line entrance to Dohany Synagogue (fixed entry time),  entry into: Sasz-Chevra Orthodox Grand Synagogue, and the Inner-City Mother Church of the Blessed Virgin

Type of tour:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Other inclusions:

Please note the Dohany Synagogue has strict policies. See extended tour description for more detail. 
Meeting points: By the round fountain in Corvin Plaza

What makes this tour special

Delve into Hungary's Jewish history in the Budapest's Seventh District. 

Though small in size, the 7th District currently has Budapest’s highest population density, leading the streets a buzzing ambience, day or night. Plenty of historical remains, a cemetery, a memorial garden and a museum provide a poignant narrative on the Holocaust and the former Budapest Ghetto. 

As Central Europe’s largest Jewish community, Budapest is home to around 90,000 Jews, of which ten thousand are believed to be Holocaust survivors. Since the fall of communism, the city has seen a revival of Jewish religious life in the city. Shops and businesses reopened and around 20 synagogues are now found throughout the city, representing a variety of movements including Orthodox, Chabad Lubavitch, Neolog and Liberal. Budapest also boasts many Jewish schools, cultural centres, monuments, historical sites, kosher restaurants, ritual baths, kosher butcheries, bakeries, and even a matza factory. Several museums are dedicated to Jewish interest. 

On this fascinating tour of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter you will discover the Jewish Heritage of 7th District with a knowledgeable local guide. Hear centuries-old tales of Jewish history and gain first-hand insight on Jewish culture past and present. Discover Dohany Synagogue, the largest in Europe - with capacity for over 3,000 people, visit a memorial to heroic Jewish soldiers who fought in WWI. Your tour of Budapest’s Jewish Culture will take you to the “Weeping Willow” memorial, inscribed with the names of over 400,000 Jews killed in the Holocaust. You will also see a bronze statue of  Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat credited with saving tens of thousands of Jewish lives in Budapest. 

Learn about the lives of the Jewish community under Soviet rule when Budapest became the only Soviet satellite country where an operational Rabbinical Seminary continued to exist. Learn about the beautiful Rumbach Synagogue, the Orthodox community within the Jewish Quarter and the story of Carl Lutz Memorial. Our captivating stroll will include plenty of interaction with local people both in the streets, and in an atmospheric Jewish cafe to enjoy a coffee and a slice of Kosher cake. 

Additional Notes pertaining to your tour in the Dohany Synagogue:

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

You may also like

Private Walking Tour of the Buda Castle District
Explore the very best of the Buda, from the monumental Buda Castle to Gellért Hill, in just half a day.
Visit Pest: Urban Half Day Highlights with Private Guide
A fascinating guided walk through the storied Pest District, which is a compelling mix of Turkish-era, Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture.
The Ultimate Private Full Day Highlights Tour of Budapest
Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Budapest, an elegant river city rich in cultural splendour, storied history and beautiful architecture.
Private Excursion to the Danube Bend inc Transport
Visit the beautiful Hungarian cities and towns that have made the Danube Bend so famous.
Communism to Democracy with Private Guide and entrance to House of Terror Museum
Track the rise and fall of Communism with a local guide who experienced it first-hand.
Private Walking Tour of Budapest with a Local
Explore streets off-the-beaten-path with a local.
Show more
x

Guides

Join the fastest growing community of professional tour guides.

Partners

Use our easy to integrate toolset to include Tours & Attractions in your customer journey.